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Cheese is packaged for sale at Widmer's Cheese Cellars in 2016 in Theresa, Wis. Record dairy production in the U.S. has produced a record surplus of cheese causing prices to drop. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters with NYC Fight for $15 gather in front of a McDonalds to rally against fast food executive Andrew Puzder, who was President Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department on February 13, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Protective equipment for Ebola care is left on the ground next to ransacked tents by demonstrators at the Ebola transit centre in Beni, following a demonstration last week against the postponement of elections in the territory of the Beni and the city of Butembo. Alexis Huguet /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft off the northwest coast of Greenland in March 2017. A new report says rapid warming over the past three decades has led to a 95 percent decline of the Arctic's oldest and thickest ice. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

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A pair of California sea lions nuzzles on a dock in San Francisco. Between 1998 and 2017, nearly 700 California sea lions were found with gunshot and stab wounds in California, Oregon and Washington. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents serve an employment audit notice at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Los Angeles. California is divided over the state's new sanctuary law, which took effect earlier this year. Chris Carlson/AP hide caption

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California Sanctuary Law Divides State In Fierce Immigration Debate

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Tam and Sonny Nguyen, Vietnamese-American business owners in the Orange County neighborhood of Little Saigon, say they see a "stark difference" between the generations not just in their politics, but in how they do business. Chris Bentley/Here & Now hide caption

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The New York Public Library's Riverside branch is piloting a program called "Grow Up Work Fashion Library," which lends out ties, briefcases and handbags to those with limited resources. Courtesy of New York Public Library hide caption

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Va., on Monday. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Wolpert/U.S. Navy via AP hide caption

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Navy Ships Head To Sea As Hurricane Florence Threatens Virginia Military Bases

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In 34 states and the District of Columbia, there are religious exemptions to child neglect and abuse laws. That means a parent can deny a child medical care for reasons based on religion. John Fedele/Getty Images/Blend Images hide caption

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How Religion Shapes The Way People Approach Medicine

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GOP Rep. Lamar Smith has held the House seat in Texas' 21st Congressional District since 1987. His retirement has sparked a fierce race for his seat for the first time in decades. Drew Angerer/AP hide caption

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Gerrymandering As A Campaign Issue

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